Thursday, August 22, 2013

Renting text books can save lives and smiles!!!

Hey hey!!! I was contacted by Angela with Campus Book Rentals to do an informative post on their services and that of Operation Smile. I was compensated for this post. All information was received via the sites linked below. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (This is my first sponsored post but I think that covers me)...

Operation Smile is an International children's medical charity. They focus on healing smiles and changing lives. They operate a mobile surgical team that seeks to help children who have been born with such deformities as cleft lip or cleft palate. Operation Smile believes that every child should have access to safe and quality surgical care. It is very unfortunate that many children are born with these conditions and many will not live past their first birthday due to a lack of medical resources.

Operation Smile and its more than 5,000 medical volunteers are working every day around the world to provide safe, effective and free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgeries for children all over the world. They are an international medical humanitarian organization that works in over 60 countries that is dedicated to raising awareness of this life-threatening issue and providing lasting solutions. For more information you can see there FAQ page here.

I must admit that I have never heard of the charity before. My daughter was blessed enough not to have been born with a cleft lip or palate. If you are like me and need more information on these conditions you can go here. It is very sad that children are dying from these conditions simply because they do not have access to or are unable to afford proper medical care.

So what does Operation Smile have to do with renting text books?... Let me start by showing you How it works...

In case you didn't watch here are a few perks to renting your college text books:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods

Along with the aforementioned they have a new program called RentbackRent Back is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! For example that intro to psyc book that is wasting space in your room you can rent it out to a student each semester instead of just getting the one time payment from selling the book back at the end of the year. 

Where was this when I was in school the first and second time LOL...I missed out but you or the student in your life doesn't have to. Check them out. Plus they donate to operation smile!!! Now by using this program you can say you too have helped give a child a smile and a great chance at life!!


  1. I use to rent after the first year of buying books then I started noticing teachers rarely ever used the book and I had my computer to find answers to questions so I would borrow the book to get the assignment then do the work. Renting sure does save money though

  2. What a neat program. I'll keep this in mind for my friends who are still in college.


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